Category Archives: architecture

Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Purlin – a horizontal timber laid parallel to the wall plate and the ridge beam some way up the slope of the roof, resting on the principal rafters and forming an intermediate … Continue reading

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Above the eye line at the Golden Bengal…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Harry Bleachbaker 1976, a novel by N. F. Simpson: (NFS) …Mrs Treplachly, who among many other ventures in the general field of sympathizing ran her own School of Sympathizing in Lower Regent … Continue reading

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I was just passing the barber’s shop…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is impalement: the placing of two coats of arms side by side on a single shield. (Impalement) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s one I took earlier this month – is there enough verticality in it for … Continue reading

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A balcony rant…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the 1969 moon lander – not a very good pourer, but very stable on the table. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Hey Miles, how are you getting on with designing the … Continue reading

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Just one or two small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to learn some words and melodies from your least favourite German opera and stride through the town centre singing them as you go – wear an interesting and colourful hat too. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses … Continue reading

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The horrible wall & the local shopping…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined food item and insult is – You muffin dunderhead!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You know, I really should post more of my photos… I take pictures all the time, well not all the time of course, but … Continue reading

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Just a few short items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word shapely. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 367. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was delayed personalizing my new app. A single overheard remark: ‘Apart … Continue reading

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